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Gorgoneion by BetaPavonis Gorgoneion :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 2 0 White Headed Vulture by BetaPavonis White Headed Vulture :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 2 0 Fish-Eagle perching on the sun by BetaPavonis Fish-Eagle perching on the sun :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 3 2 Neon Jaguar by BetaPavonis Neon Jaguar :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 2 0 Grouse Drum by BetaPavonis Grouse Drum :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 4 0 Grandfather Snake by BetaPavonis Grandfather Snake :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 2 0 Bearded Chough by BetaPavonis Bearded Chough :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 5 5 Flowing Jaguar by BetaPavonis Flowing Jaguar :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 2 2 Thunderbird by BetaPavonis Thunderbird :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 4 0 Water Storm Dragon II by BetaPavonis Water Storm Dragon II :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 6 1 Playful Woodsprite by BetaPavonis Playful Woodsprite :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 5 1 Peanix Nest by BetaPavonis Peanix Nest :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 3 0 The Red Bear by BetaPavonis The Red Bear :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 1 3 Birds in reed by BetaPavonis Birds in reed :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 1 0 Jaguar by BetaPavonis Jaguar :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 2 0 Storm Dragon by BetaPavonis Storm Dragon :iconbetapavonis:BetaPavonis 7 0

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Onca by CanisAlbus Onca :iconcanisalbus:CanisAlbus 1,512 50 Five-Spot Burnet - Zygaena trifolii by Mendipman Five-Spot Burnet - Zygaena trifolii :iconmendipman:Mendipman 32 8 Maglor by EKukanova Maglor :iconekukanova:EKukanova 2,027 253 20120923-003-10 by Blubdi-Photography 20120923-003-10 :iconblubdi-photography:Blubdi-Photography 43 3 Flowering of The Sun by KanchanCollage Flowering of The Sun :iconkanchancollage:KanchanCollage 177 18 Turkey. by SatynaPaper Turkey. :iconsatynapaper:SatynaPaper 108 4 Card 16 Bonus Bear by EarlyOctober Card 16 Bonus Bear :iconearlyoctober:EarlyOctober 64 5 Mademoiselle Pomponnette... by BlueMillenium Mademoiselle Pomponnette... :iconbluemillenium:BlueMillenium 23 4 Europeran hare -Lepus europaeus- by xBajnox Europeran hare -Lepus europaeus- :iconxbajnox:xBajnox 137 9 Return from fields and meadows by xBajnox Return from fields and meadows :iconxbajnox:xBajnox 127 9 Sunbath by xBajnox Sunbath :iconxbajnox:xBajnox 23 0 curious by isischneider curious :iconisischneider:isischneider 109 24 Reflections by Elremerle Reflections :iconelremerle:Elremerle 124 24 Ceramic Autumn Leaf by CrystalDream1127 Ceramic Autumn Leaf :iconcrystaldream1127:CrystalDream1127 8 5 Morning Mist by Laazeri Morning Mist :iconlaazeri:Laazeri 100 7 Ein Lichtschein by indeepsilence Ein Lichtschein :iconindeepsilence:indeepsilence 81 3

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Gorgoneion
This picture was created as a contribution for artnouveau's 2016 contest: artnouveau.deviantart.com/jour…


Medusa was one of the Gorgons from ancient Greek mythology, a humanoid female with snakes instead of hair. She was said to be so ugly that looking at her could turn you to stone. She was beheaded by Perseus and her head was finally placed on the shield of the goddess Athena.
Medusa's face was used in ancient Greece as an amulet thought to avert evil. This amulet-face-device is called Gorgoneion.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medusa&n…;

PITT pens, black ink and watercolor on DIN A4 100g/m2 paper.

I thought that combining the beauty and elegance of art nouveau style with Medusa's (supposed ;-)  ) legendary ugliness could create an interesting contrast. As her head seems to be the defining element of her story, I chose to just depict this part. Actually, I must confess that never thought about painting anything else BUT her head... :-D I hope you like it!
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:iconking-of-dark-titans:
King-of-Dark-Titans Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
You draw very well. Beautiful Dragon!
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BetaPavonis Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like him! :-)
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King-of-Dark-Titans Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
It's a delight devoted child of the Muses of Magic and Poetry! :D  
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CrystalDream1127 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave :D
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BetaPavonis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :-)
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PhotoDragonBird Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the Favs! :-)
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BetaPavonis Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! Your photos are amazing! :-)
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PhotoDragonBird Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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xPrinceTitanx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the points <3 ;u;
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BetaPavonis Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :-)
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